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Do you have any advice on how to change the bearings on my machine,any diagrams you have would be very useful.

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  • wayne harris Sep 29, 2007

    yes it was indeed a pig of a job,getting the old bearings out the hardest bit,but final repair bill only £20 not bad !
    what a result
    it's now happily spinning away quietly
    thanks for the advice

  • rozcka Jan 04, 2008

    this is my problem too can Belway get in touch and tell me how he did it and what bearings to buy etc........................thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    can you help me?....my washing machine sounds like a boing 747 when in the spin cycle, could it be the bearings/brushes?...if so are they easy enough to change? many thanks

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Sorry but not the job i would recommend to anyone not done or watched it done before its about the most difficult job to do on any machine, even though in my 20 years experience this is the easiest machine to do a drum bearing change on, most of the machine has to be stripped down, removing all the front panel / timer panel / door seal and drum front / drifting out the old bearings fitting the new ones and rebuilding the machine, not counting testing for and rectifying any damage the drum has done to the rest of the machine and surrounding parts, good luck if you attempt it, sorry

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